Last weekend I took some time out of my queue knitting and finally knitted myself a hat. I’d picked the yarn ages ago, after I had bought a new purple coat, and I absolutely love the colour.
The yarn is, as always from the guys at DROPS, as is the pattern.
Recently a Ravelry friend of mine from Germany, funnily she’s also called Anna, suggested a swap to me. She was in need of some gloves and wanted to knit me a hat and Luke some mittens in return. I decided on this pattern from DROPS.
I wanted something that would be warm, but would also be quite chic and I just loved the look of the cable on the top of the gloves. It looks very, very intricate. And I have to be honest, I LOVED knitting them.
The yarn was DROPS Merino Extra Fine, which is just so amazingly soft and because it is quite thick it knits up really quickly. I think one glove took me about 3 hours or so, which is pretty good for gloves.
And don’t they look amazing on? I’m actually going to be knitting a pair for my mum for Christmas. I also hope to knit myself a pair, that is if I get the time to do so. I’ve got a very long queue of projects that I need to finish first.
It seems that I’ve taken a bit of a longer off blogging than I thought. It doesn’t mean that I took off time from knitting. And for once I actually knitted something for myself. As you might remember I was in Germany at the end of August for my brothers wedding and I had a lovely dress that needed a nice bolero. So I knitted this:
It’s a lovely easy pattern, I started knitting it on Friday evening (the wedding was on Saturday) and finished it about one hour before the wedding.
I’m really pleased with the end result and I think I look rather good in it :-).
Monday, 4th June
Eating like a big boy.
Tuesday, 5th June
Mama and Luke.
Wednesday, 6th June
Thursday, 7th June
More buttons from TextileGarden.
Friday, 8th June
Off for our first anniversary dinner at Claridges. First night off from Luke, thanks to fantastic friends and babysitters Kersti and Nathan.
Saturday, 9th June
Eating forest fruit chocolate cupcake that Mama made.
Sunday, 10th June
Inspired by Just Shell.